October 27, 2011

Raised Right

So Exciting! The first post!
Raised Right: How I Untangled My Faith from Politics is the heart cry of Alisa Harris as she searches for truth. The tag line on the front cover really describes the book well, but is the solution to keep faith and politics separated?
Alisa wasn't shy like some homeschoolers, she was a go-get-er and loved to be in the midst of the fray. For her, politics wasn't just a passion, it was how she expressed her faith. But as she got older Alisa discovered that the people she had idolized her whole life, were actually human, and had faults. BIG ONES!
She found that she could no longer agree with the right-wing Republican party, but could she vote for a Democrat? Could she, as a christian, support a group she had been taught to despise and fight against at all cost, a group that stood against her ethics, her standards, and her faith?